Cagliari-Bari in the field at 20:30 LIVE for the first leg of the final of the Serie B playoffs.
The double challenge will tell which formation will rise from the cadet championship to join Frosinone and Genoa in the next A championship. Tonight it is played at the Unipol Arena of the Sardinian capital (referee Maurizio Mariani). The return Sunday 11 at San Nicola, in Puglia. The match will also be the confrontation between two bombers like Gianluca Lapadula and Walter Cheddira. Ranieri's striker, 25 goals for the season, has also shown important numbers in the playoffs having already struck on three occasions. The number 11 of Bari, however, is still dry in the knockout phase of direct.
Lapadula has won among other things the 'Pablito' award, the recognition reserved for the top scorer of the championship and named in memory of Paolo Rossi. This is the third trophy for the number 9 rossoblù - after being MVP in March and of the Serie B 2022/2023 -, in a season in which he was the protagonist of Claudio Ranieri's team. His goals, 21 in the regular season, allowed him to gain recognition, thus succeeding Massimo Coda, winner last season. Lapadula will be awarded by the president of League B, Mauro Balata, this evening.
There will be more than three thousand Bari fans in front of the giant screens in the San Nicola stadium to follow the first leg of the red and white final. The club has set up three giant screens in Renzo Piano's 'spaceship' for an evening in which there will be the direct line on the wave of emotions with the Cagliari stadium. Mignani's team will instead be supported on the field by almost 400 fans who have bought tickets for the guest sector of the Sardinian plant, reaching the only one in the most complex and disparate ways. Among the Bari fans who went to Cagliari there is the mayor Antonio Decaro.